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Overall rating
92.24/100
votes
23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Samaroli (Sa)
Bottling serie
Dumpy Bottle
Vintage
05.1965
Bottled
10.1979
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
360
Strength
45.7 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
19 Dec 2010 1:58 pm
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 552.97

19 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1965 Sa

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.24 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2017]  Another find in my sample library from a time when I did neither scores nor tasting notes.  And unfortunately I do not remember anything about this teeny (literally, as it is just 14 years old).  But good old Silvano (R.I.P.) usually picked excellent casks around that time...

    The colour is mahogany and the texture shows a fat sticky ring at the top of the glass that very late builds some very slow moving legs and fat tears (what a great oiliness!).  The nose is all about this adorable old style sherry from a period without sulphur, paxarette or herbal caucasian woods.  It is simply ... great and absolutely flawless.  It arrives on the palate instantly coating with a slight peppery feeling that provides some nice kicks to the mouthfeel.  The taste is truly multi-layered on all the delicious old style sherry flavours one can think of (oranges, plums, raisins, tons of different chocolates, nuts, spices and more).  Not a single flaw, again.  The finish is very long and adds more spicy wooden notes without any bitter or drying moment.  It nicely vanishes in different waves.  Water is absolutely not needed (it flattens the dram)!

    Another great pick, dear Silvano!  And it shows impressively that age does not matter at all - this dram is perfect with its just 14 years of maturation and I doubt it would have benefitted from more years in the cask (rather the other way around)...
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      94 94

  2. checkpointrk scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. corbuso scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

     A beautiful old style of sherry cask matured whisky, very complex and flawless.

    A Cadenhead's bottling imported by Samaroli.

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